Saturday, July 1, 2017

Allen Spencer Schwarts' Mermaid Photo in West Palm Beach Magazine Retro Kitsch Story

Allen Spencer Schwarts:
Mermaid Photo in West Palm Beach Magazine Retro Kitsch Story

Accept our invitation to attend the
Kitsch and Kulture
Transition in South Florida Culture 1960-1990 

July 15, 2017 through August 30, 2017
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Curators: Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman

Photographer, Allen Spencer Schwarts three images will be on display at the 
Kitsch and Kulture

Transition in South Florida Culture 1960-1990 at The Box Gallery
July 15, 2017 through August 30, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, July 15th, 7-10 p.m.

The Exhibition includes work by Carlos Alves, Dina Knapp, Spencer Allen Schwarts, Charles Hashim and David Godlis.

Charles Hashim and David Godlis will be at the opening
signing their books and photos.

More about...

Allen Spencer Schwarts

1964-65 SUNY, Stony Brook, Art History
1966-69 Pratt Institute, BA, Brooklyn NY 
1970-71 NY Institute of Photography, Video Production
1972-74 Cultural Alternatives Network, Intern, SoHo NY

"These photos are from a journalistic piece for ‘Events Underground Magazine” of the 2009 Coney Island Parade
“The MERMAID PARADE specifically was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: it brings mythology to life for local residents who live on streets named Mermaid and Neptune ; it creates self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as “entertainment”; and it lets artistic New Yorkers find self-expression in public.”
…” An American version of the summer-solstice celebration, it takes pride of place with West African Water Festivals and Ancient Greek and Roman street theater. It's features participants dressed in hand-made costumes based on themes and categories set by us. This creates an artistic framework on which artists can improvise, resulting in the flourishing of frivolity, dedication, pride, and personal vision that has become how New York celebrates summer.”
Coney Island as the northern cousin of Miami Beach
Exhibited at The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL:
“Kitsch and Kulture: Transition in S. FL Culture 1960-1990”
The photographer is not a passive part of the creation, they are an integral part of a process interacting and affecting the subject, no matter what the subject is. It is more than the photographers eye that captures the image."

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